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two ways to lower the back of a 2wd ranger p-up

today we lowered the rear of my sons 1997 2wd ranger p-up some more

we had all ready lowered the rear about 2.5" by doing a spring shackle reversal/flip (pointing up) earlier this year

today we put a 8.8 out of an explorer in it, because the spring perches are on the other side of the axle, when compared to the stock 7.5

so now the axle is on top of the springs, instead of under the springs, lowering the truck about 5-6" (we haven't measured it yet)

we had to put the spring shackles back to stock (pointing down)

we also had to redrill the spring perches to move the rearend back about 1" for the driveline length

the other advantages are that its a way stronger rear (31 spline) ,posi diff, and he is going from 3.45 gears to 3.73 which will help with the lost power due to bigger tires and wheels

here is a before and kinda after pic of the truck
and before and after of the rears and susp.
redrilled perches
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